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Cattaraugus County crash leaves two teens dead

On Behalf of | Aug 17, 2021 | Motor Vehicle Accidents

A car crash on West Yorkshire Road late Sunday evening left two teenagers dead.

The crash occurred when a 2002 Toyota driving in the westbound lane partially collided with a 2007 Cadillac. The Toyota lost control and rolled over before striking a tree.

Both the driver, 18, and the passenger, 18, were killed in the crash. The two bodies were taken to Olean General Hospital for an autopsy. Two juveniles were also injured, but their ages have not yet been released.

Police are unsure what caused the accident, and an investigation remains underway. An online fundraiser has raised $22,000 for the families of the two teens.

Car accident victims can take action

Pain, fear, uncertainty – these emotions plague those left with severe injuries after a car accident.

Although it may seem like there’s nowhere to turn, New York law creates a cause of action for people injured because of someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing. Victims can file a motor vehicle accident lawsuit which, if successful, may result in a significant financial award.

The first step is contacting an experience motor vehicle accident lawyer. A lawyer can launch a through investigation to ensure the truth gets told and provide vigorous defense of your rights before a court of law.

Olean residents should act fast. Motor vehicle accident lawsuits often require extensive discovery and may take months or even years to resolve. Additionally, the State imposes a three-year statute of limitations on all personal injury lawsuits. Failure to act promptly could mean permanently forfeiting the right to legal recourse.

If cost is a concern, many lawyers offer a free initial consultation at no out-of-pocket cost to the client.